Volume 1, Issue 2
Basic Research Focus: Biological Factors in Adolescent Drug Abuse and Addiction
Keith A. Trujillo, Ph.D.
During adolescence in particular, it is clear that social factors, ranging from peer-pressure to family dynamics, are important contributors to drug use. However it also is clear that there are many biological changes during the pre-teen and teen years and these could influence the response to drugs and the development of drug abuse and addiction. (View Full Article)
Welcome Message from the Editor of El Faro: La Voz de la Red, Dr. Nelson TIburcio
Welcome to the second edition of El Faro: La Voz de la Red. This special edition is devoted to an in-depth look at the basic sciences, with three feature articles on scientific and career issues. (View Full Article)
Determined to Prevail, by Patricia E. Molina, M.D., Ph.D.
A column of advice for early career scholars who would become research scientists (View Full Article)
Networking at Conferences: During and After, by Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D.
Any conference, but especially smaller, more focused ones, like NHSN, presents an opportunity to make new colleagues, find important sources of information for your research, or even new collaborators for research endeavors. (View Full Article)
Check out the interviews with new members Monica Malta, Alejandra Pacchioni, and Rosa Gonzalez
My Journey, by Diana Martinez, M.D.
"...once you get into a lab and have to compete for projects and resources, being underestimated can get more serious. This was definitely the case when my fellowship started..." (View Full Article)
Adelante!, by Nalini Negi, M.S.W.
Intensive training with senior federally funded researchers on novel drug research with Latinos, one-on-one quality mentorship time, and the opportunity to network and personally get to know established researchers whose work you have often cited in your literature reviews, is what the National Hispanic Science Network for Drug Abuse’s Summer Research Training Institute (SRTI) is all about. (View Full Article)
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